Celebrating a rich tradition of sacred music
Since 1975, the Archdiocesan Chorus has served as the official chorus for major liturgical events in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Concerts are hosted each year at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Detroit. The chorus has also traveled to Europe for special events.
Pilgrimage to Rome
In the spring of 2014, we began preparing a chorus pilgrimage to Rome. In the process, the travel company director suggested that the Chorus submit a recording to him to see what opportunities could be found for singing at Mass in the Roman churches. In March, the AOD Chorus was offered the opportunity to sing with the Sistine Chapel Choir for Pope Francis' Epiphany Mass at St. Peter's Basilica!
Listen to the AOD Chorus audition of Respighi's Lauda that was submitted to the Vatican
Getting the Archdiocesan Chorus to Rome - You can help!
Our choir is a tightly-knit musical team that consistently rehearses, performs, prays, and plays together. We sound and look our best when all of our members are present. To get the entire choir to Rome, we need to provide scholarship assistance to some singers. The Chorus includes a number of college students and professional musicians whose incomes aren't sufficient to cover the trip expenses. Your donation will help the entire AOD Chorus get to St. Peter's, ensuring that Pope Francis hears our choir at its best!
You can help get the Chorus to Rome by:
Join the Archdiocesan Chorus as a fellow Pilgrim
We invite you to become part of a rich musical heritage
The Archdiocesan Chorus of Detroit is looking for performers to share their dedication and love of music. The season runs from September to June each year. Along with special Masses, the chorus performs in two concerts each season featuring classical works such as Handel's Messiah, Verdi's Requiem and Adolphus Hailstork's I Will Lift up Mine Eyes.
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